Senator Bob Gray — 2010


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President Pro Tempore

Party: Republican
Term: Incumbent
District: 24
Counties: Hughes, Hyde, Stanley, Sully
Occupation: Financial Advisor


Session Committees

EducationMember TTh 7:45 AM Room 423 
Legislative ProcedureChair Call of Chair 10:00 AM Room 413 
State AffairsVice-Chair MWF 10:00 AM Room 414 

Interim Committees

BondingMember 
Executive BoardMember 
Legislative ProcedureVice-Chair 

Prime Sponsor

SB 97provide that salvage titles be issued for stolen vehicles and to provide that thefts be noted on the title of recovered motor vehicles. 
SB 115prohibit the sale of contact lenses without a prescription. 
SB 156require that determinations in both adult and juvenile court proceedings relative to a controlled substance violation of a high school student participating in extracurricular activities be reported to the South Dakota High School Activities Association and to the school administrator. 
SB 186change the unemployment insurance wage base and contribution rates and to declare an emergency. 
SB 187provide for the adjustment of appropriated moneys to projected available revenues. 
SB 195revise the refunds for new or expanded agricultural facilities and new or expanded business facilities and to sunset the refunds for new or expanded agricultural facilities and new or expanded business facilities. 
HB 1119prohibit certain acts of sexual penetration and contact between certain school employees and students and to provide penalties therefor. 
HB 1138create certified technology parks or certified sites to enhance knowledge and tech-based economic development. 
HB 1150revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula for certain students who participate in open enrollment. 
HB 1173provide certain provisions concerning the notice and interconnection of video programming and rural telephone service and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1214allow for the acquisition of the fee ownership of highway right-of way land for certain local governments. 
HB 1244increase the penalty for solicitation of a minor. 
HJR 1006Proposing a constitutional amendment to revise the legislative vote required to impose, increase, or authorize taxes. 

Co Sponsor

SB 76revise the composition of the State Veterans' Commission. 
SB 81exempt open-loop prepaid cards from unclaimed property provisions. 
SB 84revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
SB 91require legislative approval of certain gaming compacts with Indian tribes. 
SB 104revise certain provisions regarding disclosure of public information and public meetings. 
SB 106authorize the Board of Regents and the Building Authority to contract for construction of classroom facilities at the University Center in Sioux Falls to replace facilities leased from the Sioux Falls School District, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 124establish the per student allocation for FY 2011, and to revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
SB 137nullify certain federal health care laws within the state of South Dakota. 
SB 148revise certain provisions pertaining to the withdrawal of blood to determine alcohol content. 
SB 149revise certain provisions providing for the method of calculating subsequent DUI offenses. 
SB 157authorize the construction of nursing facilities on American Indian reservations under certain circumstances. 
SC 1Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its first annual event. 
SC 2Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-second anniversary. 
SC 4Commending and honoring the 2009 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Len Tougas, Beadle County HFH - Huron; Terry Fuller, Black Hills - Rapid City; Larry and Janet Gerjets, Brookings Area HFH - Brookings; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Chamberlain; Dacotah Tipis - Ft. Thompson; Shawn Miller, HFH East Central South Dakota (Lake and Moody Counties); Eric Lundin, HFH of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; Zion Lutheran Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Jon Schmitz, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell; Linda Voller, Oahe HFH - Pierre; Emmanuel Episcopal Church/Diocese of Missouri and Christ Lutheran Church, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi HFH - Mission; Andor Inc., HFH of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Julie Gergen, HFH of Yankton County - Yankton; Citibank and Valerie Kuhl, HFH - South Dakota. 
SC 5Commending and honoring the 2008-2009 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Don Kirkegaard, Britton-Hecla, School Superintendent; Sherry Hansen, Tripp-Delmont, School Business Official; Dr. Jackie McNamara, Sioux Falls, Elementary School Principal; Jerry Rasmussen, Dakota Valley, Secondary School Principal; Dr. Debra Johnson, Chamberlain, Middle School Principal; Don Lyon, Meade, Assistant Secondary Principal; Darci Love, Huron, Curriculum Director; and John Fathke, South Central Ed Coop, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the South Dakota Association of Community Based Services, as the recipient of the national "Moving Mountains Best Practice Award" for 2008-2009 from the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. 
SC 12Honoring Murphy Dods of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Girls State Governor and Daniel Miller of Watertown, South Dakota Boys State Governor; and commending the South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary for their sponsorship of the Girls State and Boys State programs. 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its sixteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 30Commending and honoring former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his many years of service to South Dakota. 
SCR 1Opposing the government takeover of health care as currently proposed by Congress and encouraging preservation of states' rights regarding health care regulation. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SJR 3Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. 
SJR 7Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to school districts expending public funds to support certain lawsuits against the State of South Dakota. 
HB 1085prohibit certain interaction between children and registered sex offenders at youth activities. 
HB 1105permit the record of a person's arrest to be expunged. 
HB 1122appropriate money for the Northern Crops Institute. 
HB 1129provide for the early reinstatement of a student expelled from school under certain circumstances. 
HB 1130include the families of certain members of the armed forces who died in military service as eligible for gold star special license plates. 
HB 1151authorize funeral establishments to operate branch chapels. 
HB 1164revise no contact provisions in cases of stalking and domestic abuse. 
HB 1169prohibit businesses and employers from establishing certain policies against the ability of an invitee or employee to store firearms and ammunition in a locked motor vehicle parked on the premises. 
HB 1175provide for the establishment of performance standards for certified teachers, and to provide for the evaluation of the performance of certified teachers. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1182prohibit certain employment practices. 
HB 1185provide property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans. 
HB 1192establish an ethanol blender pump incentive grant program, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1216prohibit local units of government from requiring fire sprinklers in single family dwellings. 
HB 1238exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. 
HB 1261provide for the adjustment of appropriated moneys to projected available revenues. 
HB 1263revise certain provisions relating to the terms of wind easements and wind energy leases. 
HC 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 
HCR 1006Urging the United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies to actively manage mountain pine beetle infestations on lands under their control in South Dakota. 
HCR 1010Requesting the appointment of a special task force to study the highway needs and the financing of the highway needs for the state and its political subdivisions. 
HCR 1012Directing the South Dakota State Investment Council to apply its Social Activism Policy to address the ongoing genocide and other atrocities being committed in Sudan. 
HCR 1014Urging the members of the United States Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. 

Hearings

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